Who’s On And Who’s Off For 2010

With the culmination of the 2009 ASP season, 2010′s full list of World Tour surfers has officially been released. Some big names not making the cut for next year include Timmy Reyes, Chris Ward, Dustin Barca, Josh Kerr, and (unfortunately) Alana Blanchard.

Much is yet to be seen for what will actually occur with the full Slater tour thingy (I’m not calling it rebel) still apparently breathing life (mainly because everyone is ‘contractually obligated’ not to speak about it). Whatever unfolds, it will surely have a big effect on 2010′s ASP World Tour. Stay tuned to transworldsurf.com for full details on any developing news on the new tour.

Taj defeating Slater in the last heat of the year could be the confidence push that Taj needs to compete for a World Title once again. And Slater could very well have surfed his last ASP heat. Throw Andy Irons back into the mix on Tour (along with Dusty Payne, Owen Wright, et al.) and things are going to definitely be interesting—especially with the scramble for top 32 midway through 2010.

One thing is for sure: we’re already counting down the days to the start of the Quiksilver Pro on February 27th.

2010 ASP World Tour rookie Owen Wright already has a perfect winning percentage against both Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds. Photo courtesy ASP/ CI/ CESTARI via GETTY IMAGES

2010 ASP World Tour rookie Owen Wright already has a perfect winning percentage against both Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds. Photo courtesy ASP/ CI/ CESTARI via GETTY IMAGES

ASP Top 27 (ASP World Tour)
Mick Fanning (AUS)
Joel Parkinson (AUS)
Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Taj Burrow (AUS)
Adriano de Souza (BRA)
Kelly Slater (USA)
C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Bobby Martinez (USA)
Damien Hobgood (USA)
Dane Reynolds (USA)
Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Taylor Knox (USA)
Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Dean Morrison (AUS)
Kai Otton (AUS)
Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)
Mick Campbell (AUS)
Chris Davidson (AUS)
Michel Bourez (PYF)
Ben Dunn (AUS)
Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Tiago Pires (PRT)
Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Roy Powers (HAW)
Drew Courtney (AUS)

Top 15 (ASP WQS)
Dan Ross (AUS)
Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Jadson Andre (BRA)
Adam Melling (AUS)
Owen Wright (AUS)
Luke Munro (AUS)
Jay Thompson (AUS)
Nathan Yeomans (USA)
Dusty Payne (HAW)
Brett Simpson (USA)
Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Tanner Gudauskas (USA)
Travis Logie (ZAF)
Marco Polo (BRA)
Blake Thornton (AUS)

ASP Wildcards:
Andy Irons (HAW)
Luke Stedman (AUS)
Neco Padaratz (BRA)

The national breakdown for the 2010 ASP World Tour is:

Australian: 46.7%
American: 22.2%
Hawaiian: 11.1%
Brazilian: 8.9%
South African: 4.4%
French: 2.2%
Tahitian: 2.2%
Portuguese: 2.2%

The ASP Top 45 will be featured in the first five events of the 2009 ASP World Tour season before reducing the elite field down to 32 surfers. The 32 surfers will come directly from the top-placing members of the ASP Top 45.

The ASP Top 45 will first do battle at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast from February 27 – March 10, 2010.

Taking the Top 10 surfers from the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Top 6 surfers from the 2009 ASP Women’s World Qualifying Series (WQS) and one ASP wildcard, the 2010 ASP Top 17 are as follows:

Top 10 (ASP Women’s World Tour)
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Silvana Lima (BRA)
Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Coco Ho (HAW)
Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
Melanie Bartels (HAW)
Chelsea Hedges (AUS)
Paige Hareb (NZL)
Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Rosanne Hodge (ZAF)

Top 6 (ASP WQS)
Jessi Miley-Dyer (AUS)
Carissa Moore (HAW)
Claire Bevilacqua (AUS)
Lee Ann Curren (FRA)
Bruna Schmitz (BRA)
Nikita Robb (ZAF)

ASP Wildcard
Amee Donohoe (AUS)

The national breakdown for the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour is:

Australian: 41.2%
Hawaiian: 17.7%
Brazilian: 11.8%
South African: 11.8%
Peruvian: 5.9%
New Zealand: 5.9%
French: 5.9%

The ASP Top 17 will first face off at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast from February 27 – March 10, 2010.

For more information, log onto aspworldtour.com.